Top US intelligence expert on Russia hit by hackers

An unknown cybercriminal going by the pseudonym Jonnie Walker has reportedly hacked into the private Gmail account of a top US intelligence official.

The hacker sent out a mass email to an unknown number of recipients claiming to possess a trove of confidential emails from the private email account of a senior US State Department official, whose work allegedly focuses on Russia, Foreign Policy reported.

Reports of the hack come even as the US government continues to conduct several separate investigations into Russia’s reported efforts to infiltrate and influence last year’s election.

Meanwhile, the White House continues to deny allegations of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

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